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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of September 30, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of September 30, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets Opening Night + Plaza Party

Friday, October 4 | Nationwide Arena | 3 PM

NHL hockey is officially back—we are so excited for the Columbus Blue Jackets to be back at Nationwide Arena! The Columbus Blue Jackets invite fans to kick off the club’s 2019-20 season by visiting the Opening Night Plaza Party, presented by Nationwide, on Friday, October 4 before the Jackets host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 PM. The party on the Front Street plaza starts at 3 PM and game tickets are not required to attend. Fans that do not have game tickets are welcome to enjoy the atmosphere and stay to watch the home opener on large outdoor screens.

With a record-breaking 2018 season, the Jackets’ 2019-20 stretch will surely be a season to remember. Want to go to the game? The puck drops at 7 PM sharp. Get your tickets for this must-attend home opening game here.

 

Music

Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Monday, September 30 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Thom Yorke, member of Radiohead, brings his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour to EXPRESS LIVE! tonight! During his solo career, Yorke made the switch from rock and roll to dance and electronic and has found smashing success doing so. Don’t miss the chance to see Yorke play some of his most popular hits, including Traffic and Twist. Grab your tickets here.

 

The Black Keys: Let’s Rock Tour

Wednesday, October 2 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

After a five-year hiatus, The Black Keys—one of the world’s biggest rock bands today—will play Nationwide Arena on Wednesday evening! This Grammy Award-winning band is known for crowd-pleasing songs like Lonely Boy and Tighten Up and are an absolute treat to see live. Get your tickets here.

 

MercyMe Imagine Nation Tour

Saturday, October 5 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Christian music fans rejoice—MercyMe is coming to Nationwide Arena this weekend! Join them on their Imagine Nation tour for the opportunity to gather together and worship with the band. MercyMe’s music includes upbeat, soul-stirring songs like I Can Only Imagine and Happy Dance. Grab your tickets here.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, October 3 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

We are rounding into the last few Arena District Farmers Markets this year! If you haven’t had time to stop by, now is your chance! Several locally made fall products are now available for purchase, and seasonal produce is fresh and fully stocked. Make sure to carve out time in your schedule this Thursday!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Zedd

Tuesday, October 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! will host EDM musician, Zedd! You’ve heard some of his top hits like ‘Clarity’ and ‘Stay!’ If you don’t normally like EDM, Zedd is the guy for you! He mixes popular beats with electronic to create songs everyone can jam to. Grab a friend and get tickets today!

 

Bianca del Rio ‘It’s Jester Joke’

Wednesday, October 9 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

RuPaul’s Drag Race season six winner is bringing her tour to Columbus! Join Bianca del Rio on her comedy tour as she creates an unforgettable experience combining humor with her sharp wit. This show isn’t for the faint of heart as her wisecracking ways may make the mainstream audience uncomfortable. Grab your tickets to see the ‘It’s Jester Joke’ tour here!

 

Highball Halloween

October 11 + 12 | Short North Arts District | 6 PM

We’re counting down the days until Highball Halloween! You don’t want to miss the nation’s most elaborate costume party, taking place right here in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. This two-night event features two nights of magnificent fun—on Friday, On the Rocks is a concert honoring fabulous fashion. On Saturday, High Fashion highlights fashion during the Public Costume Contest and Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show.

 

Get your costumes out and get ready for this one-of-a-kind event! We’re giving away 2 VIP passes with drink tickets to Saturday Night’s festivities—enter below. The winner will be contacted on October 7.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of September 23, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of September 16, 2019:

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, September 26 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

There are a limited number of Arena District Farmers Markets left this season! Stop by Battelle Plaza this Thursday to pick up local seasonal produce, breads, flowers and so much more! Support Ohio farmers and artisans at this popular weekly event.

 

AIMExpo Presented by Nationwide

September 28-29 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 9 AM & 10 AM

Are you big into motorcycles and/or powersports? Come out to the Greater Columbus Convention Center this weekend for North America’s largest tradeshow and lifestyle event—AIMExpo 2019, presented by Nationwide! Over 500 exhibitors will be showcasing their 2020 models, gears, parts and accessories, and you’ll even be able to demo select 2020 motorcycles and e-Bikes! Plus, there will be tons of immersive lifestyle activities. Click here to get your tickets to this family-friendly event!

 

Run Like A Girl 2019

Saturday, September 28 | Scioto Trail | 7:30 AM

A race for women only, Run Like A Girl 2019 is a half-marathon, 10K and 5K along the downtown Columbus waterfront—starting and ending at Genoa Park—with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women initiative to end heart disease and stroke among women. The event also includes a Future Olympian Kids Run for girls age 9 and under. Every participant will receive a generously filled swag bag, and finishers get a medal and a bottle of wine. Click here to register now.

 

Music

Tycho: Weather World Tour

Tuesday, September 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Join popular chillwave artist, Tycho, and special guest, Poolside, as they bring their ambient melodies to EXPRESS LIVE! on Tuesday night! Known for hits like ‘Awake’ and ‘A Walk’, Tycho’s music is sure to put you in a zen and relaxed headspace for the rest of your week. Get your tickets here.

 

Chris Brown: Indigoat Tour 2019

Wednesday, September 25 | Nationwide Arena | 6:30 PM

Come see rapper Chris Brown on his Indigoat Tour at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday. He will be joined by Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy as special guests in what’s shaping up to be a hype, energy-filled show. Get your tickets here.

 

Greensky Bluegrass

Thursday, September 26 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Fan of bluegrass and rock music? Then this concert is for you! Join Greensky Bluegrass at EXPRESS LIVE! on Thursday night, and hear their hit songs like ‘Windshield’ and ‘Past My Prime.’ The band will be joined by the Michigan Rattlers. Purchase tickets here.

 

Skillet + Alter Bridge: Victorious Sky Tour

Friday, September 27 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Christian rock bands Skillet and Alter Bridge are playing EXPRESS LIVE! on Friday night! The two acts will also be joined by Dirty Honey to create an electrifying, faith-filled performance that everyone can enjoy. Grab your tickets for the show here.

 

Maggie Rogers: Heard It in A Past Life World Tour

Saturday, September 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Hit singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers will be making her way to the EXPRESS LIVE! stage this Saturday! The critically acclaimed folk artist will be playing popular hits like ‘Alaska’, and other songs from her debut album Heard It In a Past Life, which debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200. Empress Of will open in a show that will leave you feeling the highest of highs! Click here to get your tickets now.

 

Miranda Lambert: Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour 

Saturday, September 28 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

On Saturday, grab your boots, cowboy hat and best friends and head down to Nationwide Arena for Miranda Lambert’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour! Lambert will play classics like ‘The House That Built Me’ and ‘Kerosene’, along with newer hits like ‘It All Comes Out In The Wash.’ She will be accompanied by special guests Elle King, Pistol Annies and Tenille Townes. Grab your tickets here.

 

Bastille: Doom Days Tour Part 1

Sunday, September 29 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

This Sunday, British band Bastille will travel across the pond, all the way to EXPRESS LIVE! for Part 1 of their Doom Days Tour. The massively popular indie rock group will impress with chart-topping songs like ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Doom Days’, and many more from their collection of studio albums. Joywave will open. Click here to get your tickets to this highly anticipated show!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Zedd

Tuesday, October 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Award-winning house music extraordinaire, Zedd, is playing EXPRESS LIVE! next Tuesday! Famous for songs like ‘The Middle,’ ‘Stay’, ‘Clarity!’ and more, you’ll enjoy the high-energy sounds of Zedd, even if you’re not into EDM music. Grab your friends and get tickets to enjoy this in-demand show.

 

Highball Halloween

October 11 & 12 | Short North Arts District

We’re counting down the days until Highball Halloween! You don’t want to miss the nation’s most elaborate costume party, taking place right here in Downtown Columbus, Oh. This two-night event features two nights of magnificent fun – Friday, On The Rocks is a concert honoring fabulous fashion. On Saturday, High Fashion highlights fashion during the Public Costume Contest and Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show.

Get your costumes out and get ready for this one-of-a-kind event. We’re giving away 2 VIP passes with drink tickets to Saturday Night’s festivities, enter below! Winner will be contacted on October, 7.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of September 16, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of September 16, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets Pre-Season Games

September 17 & 21 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM & 2 PM

NHL hockey season is back in the Arena District! Looking better than ever, the Columbus Blue Jackets are looking to build off a tremendous season in their quest for a Stanley Cup. The Jackets’ preseason starts tomorrow, September 17 with a home game against the Buffalo Sabres, followed by a game on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Gauge how you think the team looks in real-time by clicking here for tickets! And click here to get season-ready with official Columbus Blue Jackets swag!

 

Music

Tyler, the Creator

Sunday, September 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Iconic alternative rapper, Tyler, the Creator, will be stopping at EXPRESS LIVE! this Sunday! The artist, who is famous for being a part of hip-hop group Odd Future, will treat you to hits like ‘EARFQUAKE,’ ‘Yonkers’ and ‘She’. Tyler will be joined by special guests, Jaden Smith and GoldLink! Grab your tickets to experience this must-see-live artist.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, September 19 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

This Thursday between 11 AM and 1:30 PM, head to Battelle Plaza outside Nationwide Arena to pick up perfect seasonal products at the Farmer’s Market! With summer winding down, the market will have new, autumn-centric products. Shop local and stock up on local produce, breads, flowers and much more.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Miranda Lambert: Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour

Saturday, September 28 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Listen up, country music fans! Miranda Lambert’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour will be stopping at Nationwide Arena next Saturday. Miranda will be playing some of her classics like ‘The House That Built Me’ and ‘Kerosene’, along with newer hits. She will be accompanied by special guests, Elle King, Pistol Annies and Tenille Townes. Grab your tickets here, and don’t forget your boots and cowboy hats!

 

Maggie Rogers

Saturday, September 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Hit singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers will be making her way to the EXPRESS LIVE! stage next Saturday! The critically acclaimed folk artist will be playing popular hits like ‘Alaska’, and other songs from her debut album Heard It In a Past Life, which debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200. Empress Of will open for what’s sure to be an ear-pleasingly good show! Click here to get your tickets now.

 

Bastille

Sunday, September 29 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Next Sunday, British band Bastille will travel across the pond, all the way to EXPRESS LIVE! for Part 1 of their Doom Days Tour. The massively popular indie rock group will certainly impress with chart-topping songs like ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Doom Days’, and many more from their collection of studio albums. Joywave will open. Click here to get your tickets to this highly anticipated show!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Guide to Choosing the Right Columbus Neighborhood

With Columbus consistently ranked as one of the top cities to live in the United States, it’s no surprise that more people are flocking here to work, play and raise a family. But the Columbus area is made up of several unique neighborhoods—when it comes to lifestyle, each one offers a slightly different experience.

Whether you want to move to an apartment, condominium or home in Columbus, check out this guide to choosing the right neighborhood for you.

 

Arena District 

Moving from a Columbus Apartment to a Condominium

In the heart of downtown Columbus lies the Arena District, the epicenter of the city that houses the top sports, entertainment, food and nightlife options—including Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and one of the nation’s leading concert venues. Additionally, the Arena District is in close proximity to the Scioto Mile, one of Columbus’ best and biggest parks, located along the Scioto River.

If you’re young (or young at heart) and are looking for a place to enjoy the city to its fullest, then the Arena District is the perfect neighborhood to live.

The Arena District features several apartment and condo options for living, including:

 

Arena District Apartments

Arena District Condominiums

Plus, walkable venues and entertainment options including:

 

Grandview Heights

Located in the Northwest outskirts of the city, Grandview Heights is widely regarded as one of the best places to raise a family in Ohio. The city’s school district is one of the top rated in the state, there are several parks located throughout the area, take a quick 10 minute drive, and you’re in the heart of Columbus. Grandview Heights is also home to a thriving culinary, arts and entertainment scene.

If you want to be within close proximity of Columbus, without living the true urban lifestyle, then Grandview Heights is the right neighborhood for you!

Grandview Heights features plenty of apartment, condo and single-family home options for living, including:

 

Grandview Heights Apartments

Grandview Heights Condominiums

Grandview Heights Single-Family Homes

 

Plus, walkable service providers including:

 

Dublin and Delaware, Ohio

The suburbs north of Columbus—namely, Dublin and Delaware, Ohio—are a fantastic place to live, away from the day-to-day hustle and bustle of urban life. If you work in the city, the drive to Columbus is under an hour, and both Dublin and Delaware have a ton to offer in their own right in regards to raising a family, shopping, entertainment and food.

If you’re looking for more living space in a quiet, family-friendly environment, then consider purchasing a home in Dublin or Delaware, Ohio!

Here are the neighborhoods we recommend looking at in Dublin and Delaware:

 

Neighborhoods in Dublin, Ohio

Jerome Village is located within close proximity to:

Neighborhoods in Delaware, Ohio

 

Northstar Community is located within close proximity to:

From urban living in the heart of downtown Columbus, to quiet suburban life, to one foot in each, Columbus has plenty of living options that suit whichever lifestyle you’re looking for!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of September 9, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of September 9, 2019:

 

Music

The Raconteurs

Friday, September 13 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Soul-stirringly great rock band, The Raconteurs, are playing at EXPRESS LIVE! this Friday! Led by rock legend Jack White and a group of his old friends, the band is sure to rock your night with hits from their latest album Help Us Stranger. They’re also bound to play timeless hits like ‘Steady, As She Goes’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone.’ Olivia Jean will be opening. Join in on the fun by grabbing your tickets here.

 

NF – The Search Tour

Sunday, September 15 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Acclaimed rapper, singer and songwriter NF is making a stop in Columbus this Sunday! He will be joined by Kyd the Band as they take on EXPRESS LIVE! NF will play songs from his newest album, The Search, along with older hits like “When I Grow Up” and “Paralyzed.” Purchase your tickets here.

 

Loper & Randi’s Great Summer Smokeout ft. Highly Suspect

Saturday, September 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 5 PM

Join two of Columbus’ top morning radio personalities, Loper & Randi from 99.7 The Biltz, at their Great Summer Smokeout 2019! End your summer the right way by experiencing some of the top rock bands on September 14 at EXPRESS LIVE! Headlining the event will be Highly Suspect—with Red Sun Rising, Slothrust and BRKENLOVE also in the mix. Get your tickets here.

Want to go but trying to save money? We got you! Enter below to win a pair of tickets to the Great Summer Smokeout 2019!

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, September 12 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Get your fix on seasonal autumn produce at the Arena District Farmer’s Market at Battelle Plaza! Shop local and stay Ohio proud while browsing products and produce from local farmers, artisans and small businesses. With only a few farmer’s markets left for the season, be sure to stop by while you can!

 

Yoga on the Green

Saturday, September 14 | Huntington Park | 8 AM

Have you ever looked at a freshly cut baseball field and thought, ‘I want to do yoga on that’? Well, here’s your chance—this Saturday at Huntington Park, take part in a fun-filled morning of yoga activities on the field, all to support local cancer research! This unique event, led by professional yoga instructors and accompanied by music and videos, will also feature giveaways, swag bags and messages by cancer survivors. 100% of ticket proceeds go to fund Ohio Cancer Research, so don’t miss this awesome, health-focused way to give back! Get your tickets here.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Tyler, the Creator

Sunday, September 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Iconic alternative rapper, Tyler, the Creator, will be stopping at EXPRESS LIVE! on September 22! The artist, who is famous for being a part of hip-hop group Odd Future, will treat you to hits like ‘EARFQUAKE,’ ‘Yonkers’ and ‘She’. Tyler will be joined by special guests, Jaden Smith and GoldLink! Grab your tickets to experience this must-see-live artist.

 

Blink-182 

Sunday, September 22 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Give into nostalgia and join Blink-182 as they celebrate 20 years of their Enema of the State album. They promise to cover not only the classics, but new hits as well. Blink-182 will be joined by friends, All Time Low and Neck Deep! Grab your tickets and relive your glory years.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!